Skip to content


    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place:

    Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open!

    Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.

    1. Head over to this page:

    2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)

    3. Start posting

    Have questions? Email us anytime at

    I have a question about diabetes and my doctor
    mustang37b posted:
    hello, I'm not here to play games but I have a question, I had a doctor for 10 years, but he left practice. He is the one who diagnosed me in the very beginning Jan 20 2008 having type II diabetes. I know for years I've been playing games in this four. But I'm trying to get real with mental recovery. My point is I had that Dr. 10 years ago and he left practice. Then I got a new doctor with walking distance. I've been 6 mos, all take the HC1 test every four months, average month 6.1 6.2,5.2 and recent it was 5.8, this t Dr. doesn't consider me a diabetic. She even told me don't have test anymore don't take metformin anymore. How do you know who are good doctors out there, but she's also leaving practice. And I'm getting another doctor at the same place walking distance. At the past people used to tell me that average Joe one your diabetic you're always be a diabetic, but how come my overall sugar is not considered diabetic. I haven't been tested for three weeks so far. But like when my neighbor said I'm getting dizzy for the last couple of days and I don't know why, but I did drink a glass of orange juice and I did work. I feel much better. My question is a group at MIT diabetic even Dr. said I'm not,who should I believe. I am exercising more often. should testing own.
    An_251837 responded:
    Did you get the HBA1C of 5.8 while still taking the Metformin? If so, then you are very well controlled but still diabetic. If no medication, then you are a diabetic who is in remission.

    NEVER drink orange juice or eat anything sugary just because you are dizzy without testing. High blood sugar can also make you dizzy. If you blood sugar is high and you have more sugar, you could pass out or worse. YOU NEED TO KEEP TESTING YOUR BLOOD SUGAR NO MATTER WHAT YOUR DOCTOR SAYS.

    I am not a doctor, but IMHO you are still a diabetic and need a doctor who will treat you as one. Find another doctor in your area that will help you.
    mustang37b replied to An_251837's response:
    thank you for respond. Anyway she is a Dr. but MO whatever that means. She is what the doctor but the doctor that I so before 10 years ago was an md. and he specialized a lot in diabetes related patients, but the last Dr. she wasn't. I guess my mom had a funny feeling in her gut feeling she's not good Dr.. Mom is always right,Love her but anyway thank you for the respond and I'll start checking again starting tonight. Thank you again peace out.

    Helpful Tips

    Tip for Less Severe Neuropathy Symptoms
    I was diagnosed with Type 2 over eight years ago and have been lucky enough to control my disease with weight loss, diet and exercise ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 1 found this helpful

    Expert Blog

    Conquering Diabetes - Michael Dansinger, MD

    Dr. Michael Dansinger provides thoughtful tips for those with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes who want to reclaim their health...Read More

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.